July 2018
Volume 59, Issue 9
Open Access
ARVO Annual Meeting Abstract  |   July 2018
Performing tasks with peripheral vision
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Russell L Woods
    Schepens Eye Research Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
    Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
  • Footnotes
    Commercial Relationships   Russell Woods, None
  • Footnotes
    Support  NIH grants R01EY019100 and P30EY003790
Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science July 2018, Vol.59, 1560. doi:
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      Russell L Woods; Performing tasks with peripheral vision. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2018;59(9):1560.

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Presentation Description : When the fovea has been lost in both eyes, people use an alternative viewing strategy, directing a peripheral retinal region to the object of interest, that is known as the preferred retinal locus (PRL). Vision with a PRL is worse than with a fovea. Worse because of reduced resolution, other limitations of peripheral vision (e.g. crowding) and eye movement control. Does vision with a PRL improve with experience or training? To improve our understanding, can the PRL be simulated? The PRL is usually determined using a fixation task, but is that PRL used for tasks? What happens to the PRL when the retinal lesion expands and encroaches on that location?

This is an abstract that was submitted for the 2018 ARVO Annual Meeting, held in Honolulu, Hawaii, April 29 - May 3, 2018.


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